Orlando Repertory Theatre

Orlando Repertory Theatre

The Finest in Family Theatre!

Orlando REP is a place that promises to create experiences that enlighten, entertain, and rich the lives of family and young audiences.

Education Programming at Orlando REP

Orlando REP Youth Academy provides outstanding classes, camps, workshops, and performance opportunities for young people. The Youth Academy’s programming consists of a variety of performance and technical classes during the school year and summer. The Academy casts young people in their own full-scale productions, complete with professional directors and designers. Its mission is to provide a professional theatrical experience in an educational environment that is by, for and about young people. For additional questions, please contact the Youth Academy Office at education@orlandorep.com.

Field Trips at Orlando REP

Whether you are a group of hundreds or a “group” of one, Orlando REP wants to be on your calendar for academic enrichment activities. We welcome all school, community, and family groups! Choose from many different shows throughout the year, all for young audiences. Please contact the Field Trip staff at fieldtrips@orlandorep.com

Community Engagement at Orlando REP

Orlando Repertory Theatre is dedicated to providing theatre-based opportunities for youth in Central Florida – this work doesn’t stop with our productions! The REP enjoys relationships with a great number of groups serving under served youth to provide in depth, curriculum-based, professional development, and enrichment opportunities. Community Engagement manages a number of programs with one common goal – promoting accessibility to theatre and arts experiences to educators, organizations, and children throughout Central Florida. For more information contact Community Engagement Director, Emily Freeman at efreeman@orlandorep.com.

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  1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando, FL 32803

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Student Matinees

Program description

**Only Orange County Public Schools can apply for funding for this program; Lake, Osceola, and Seminole schools can purchase a program if desired.

Book This Organization

Whether you are a group of hundreds or a group of one, Orlando Repertory Theatre wants to be on your calendar for academic enrichment activities! We serve the Greater Orlando area and welcome all school, community, and homeschool groups. Orlando REP is proud to produce professional plays and musicals, often based on beloved children’s literature. Each season runs September through May and reflects options for a variety of age groups. Choose from many different shows throughout the year, all for young audiences!

We strive to offer field trips that spark a love for theatre and the arts that will last a lifetime! As part of your field trip experience, Orlando REP also provides complimentary Teacher Resource Guides thoughtfully created by our Education team. These include a full synopsis of each show, activities to encourage deeper learning through arts integration, correlating Florida learning standards, and more!

Field trip show times are at 10:30 AM and sometimes 12:00 PM, and run times will be listed when booking so you can plan accordingly for bus transportation. Orlando REP is located at beautiful Loch Haven Park near the heart of Orlando, and there is a beautiful green space available for lunch during your trip. Pack a blanket, and plan for a sunny picnic! Of course, we recommend having a contingency plan just in case of inclement weather. 

Please request a show and date online on our website! Planning every detail for your outing can be complex, so we aim to make our process as user friendly and streamlined as possible. Our Group Sales Manager will work with you to schedule your field trip and keep you informed about any upcoming deadlines, such as payment reminders, final count updates, and even a week-of guide for the day of your adventure! 

Orlando REP is here to help! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us during business hours at 407.896.7365 or email us anytime at fieldtrips@orlandorep.com 

Thank you for choosing Orlando Repertory Theatre! 

 

Booking / scheduling contact

Cerise Sweezey

   407-896-7365 x225

 fieldtrips@orlandorep.com

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Theatre
Cultural Origin:
Program type: Field Trip
Population served: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Subject: Fine Arts: Theatre
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

The season opens with a theatrical one-man version of the classic The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (October 8 – 31, 2021) just in time for Halloween. A favorite Orlando REP actor, Stephen Pugh, takes on multiple characters as he vividly takes us back to the quaint village of Sleepy Hollow, where stories of wonder and spookiness surround the legend of a headless horseman and schoolmaster Ichabod Crane. Derek G. Martin and Jesse M. Sullivan adapted this Washington Irving classic for the stage. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is supported by Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs.

The Secret Agency (October 22 & 23, 2021) is Grammy-winning hip-hop with a solid gold soul! Tapping into their Grammy-winning original catalogue from rapper and hip-hop artist, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, this electric ensemble combines the highly literate lyrical style of golden age hip hop with the raw emotional power of funk. Joined by amazingly acrobatic bboy dancers, this interactive and empowering experience blurs the line between kids’ music, young adult narratives, and universal storytelling that draws from Jim Henson and George Clinton in equal measure. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will also lead a hip-hop writing workshop. The Secret Agency is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs, and United Arts of Central Florida.

This holiday season is guaranteed to be a ball with the Broadway version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (November 12 – December 19, 2021)! This contemporary take on the classic tale features beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside an up-to-date, hilarious, and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane. In this version, Cinderella takes charge of her own destiny! Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is supported by Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs.

The New Year begins with Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds (January 28 – February 20, 2022), a jammin’ musical featuring the timeless music of Bob Marley and based on the children’s book by his daughter Cedella Marley and adapted for the stage by Michael J. Bobbitt. Ziggy’s afraid to leave the house. He is too busy worrying about tropical storms, evil spirits, and the sneaky, hair-grabbing trickster, Duppy. But, with the help of his feathered friends, Ziggy learns that “every little thing is gonna be alright!” The legendary reggae artist’s timeless message of peace and love is shared with a new generation of songbirds. Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds is supported by the Universal Orlando Foundation.

By popular demand, award-winning magician and comedian Tony Brent returns with Pip-Squeak: An Anti-Bullying Magic Show (January 10 – 15, 2022). Because of his small size as a child, Tony was bullied in the cafeteria, in the gymnasium, on the playground, and generally anywhere there were no adults present. Now using comedy, amazing magic tricks, juggling, and a coat-rack loaded with costumes, Tony gently and humorously teaches children how to cope with being bullied and to stand up for one another.

Closed prematurely in 2020, the favorite children’s book and television character created by James Dean and Kimberly Dean returns to the stage in the musical Pete The Cat (February 18 – April 10, 2022), written by Sarah Hammond and Will Aronson. The minute the groovy blue cat meets The Biddles, he gets the whole family rocking- that is, except for Jimmy, the most organized second grader on planet Earth. When Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect pal to help. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship and inspiration, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus! Pete the Cat is supported by the Kiwanis Club of Orlando Foundation and KPMG.

The season concludes with an all-new musical, Disney’s Freaky Friday The Musical (One-Act Edition)(April 1- May 8, 2022). When an uber-organized mother and her spontaneous teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another in a way they never could have imagined. Based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films including the recent Disney Channel Original Movie, Disney’s Freaky Friday (One-Act Edition) features a book by Bridget Carpenter, co-executive producer/writer on the beloved TV hits “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood” with music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal. Disney’s Freaky Friday the Musical (One-Act Edition) is supported by Disney, OUC – The Reliable One, and The Three Isabels.

Available times:

Field trip show times are at 10:30 AM unless otherwise noted.

Location(s):

Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP)

1001 E. Princeton Street,

Orlando, FL 32803

Fees / Ticketing:

Tickets are $15 each.

Qualifications

Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provide Lesson Plans: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Instructors receive annual professional development training: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Standards are customized for every classroom visit: Yes
Cancellation Policy

Please contact us at fieldtrips@orlandorep.com for more information.